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Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   03-12-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,054
Posted By Tspringer
Where do they go? Home? So George Town turns...

Where do they go? Home? So George Town turns into a ghost town by April?

We are looking for Kid Boats.... and have no good idea on where to really look.


Terry
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   03-11-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,054
Posted By Tspringer
We are hoping to be on the way to Georgetown...

We are hoping to be on the way to Georgetown within the next week to 10 days and arrive around the first of April weather permitting.

Finding kid boats is our #1 goal at this point.


Terry
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   03-11-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,102
Posted By Tspringer
My wife and I along with our high functioning...

My wife and I along with our high functioning autistic son who is 11 and our daughter who is 7 are cruising full time. Our blog is here:

I Hate This Computer | S/V Lillie Mae... Underway!...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   02-17-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,054
Posted By Tspringer
Kid Boats???

We are in Lake Worth / Palm Beach for at least another week to 10 days getting re-powered. When done, we are heading south to Biscayne Bay and then across to the Bahamas with the goal of getting as...
Forum: Diesel   01-27-2010
Replies: 27
Views: 9,351
Posted By Tspringer
No compression test, I do not have a means of...

No compression test, I do not have a means of doing this as my tester has no adaptor that will work on this engine.

The Yanmar dealer did not do one either, even when the injectors were out of...
Forum: Diesel   01-27-2010
Replies: 27
Views: 9,351
Posted By Tspringer
Yes, with the engine in neutral the diver could...

Yes, with the engine in neutral the diver could spin the prop and shaft with no issues. There is no binding.

My max prop is an older model... it has to be disassembled to change the pitch. This...
Forum: Diesel   01-27-2010
Replies: 27
Views: 9,351
Posted By Tspringer
Update…. I bought a brand new turbo from...

Update….

I bought a brand new turbo from Yanmar, installed it and it made no difference at all. So turbo is ruled out and the money darts game continues. It really shocks me that diesel mechanic...
Forum: Diesel   01-22-2010
Replies: 27
Views: 9,351
Posted By Tspringer
Yanmar baffling black smoke

I purchased this boat, a 1981 Stevens 47, in March of 2008. It has a Yanmar 4JH2-HTE 75hp turbo/intercooled diesel engine that was installed in 1992. At the time of my purchase the engine had...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-29-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 673
Posted By Tspringer
Jacksonville FL Marine Services

I will be heading back down to our 1981 Stevens 47 late next week to begin tackling some major refit work.

First on the agenda is to totally rip out the ancient fridge/freezer and build a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-09-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 1,489
Posted By Tspringer
Fishing !

My wife and 2 kids will be spending 3 weeks aboard our Stevens 47 in the Virgin Islands starting next week. We will be in the USVI, Culebra, Vieques and the BVI.

I want to go fishing.... catch...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-05-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 314
Posted By Tspringer
Kid Boats in the VI for Christmas ?

My family and I are heading to the Virgin Islands to spend Christmas aboard our Stevens 47.

I will be flying into St. Thomas on the 16th with a friend and will take the boat from her St. John...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-27-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 776
Posted By Tspringer
Tackling boat projects on Tortola

Our 1981 Stevens 47 is currently on the hard in Road Town, Tortola in the BVI.

I am planning on going down and spending a week (or more) tackling a bunch of boat projects sometime in late...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-19-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,040
Posted By Tspringer
Insurance in Caribbean during Hurricane Season?

I have decided to store our Stevens 47 on the hard on Tortola in the BVI for the hurricane season. She will be on the hard from July 1st - November 1st. My current insurance (obtained through IMIS)...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-22-2008
Replies: 0
Views: 540
Posted By Tspringer
GA and SC Marinas

I am bringing my 1981 Stevens 47 to the GA coast and looking for a place to keep her. I will be tackling some significant refit projects so a boatyard with a lift and crane would be a big help or at...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   05-21-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 702
Posted By Tspringer
I have a 1981 Stevens 47 that will be in the...

I have a 1981 Stevens 47 that will be in the Savannah area starting in early July. Not sure where I will keep her as yet (still calling around and shopping...) but I will be tackling a whole bunch...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-21-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 3,062
Posted By Tspringer
Sailpilot... My wife and our two kids will...

Sailpilot...

My wife and our two kids will be arriving in the Abacos sometime around June 12 and Cruising the area ( we have no agenda, no plans really of any sort and honestly no real clue at...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   04-23-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 1,184
Posted By Tspringer
Crew needed, St. Thomas to Bahamas late May

My father and I will be sailing my newly acquired 1981 Stevens 47 from St. Thomas to Marsh Harbor in the Bahamas beginning the last week in May.

We plan to sail either directly through, estimated...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-30-2008
Replies: 77
Views: 9,426
Posted By Tspringer
Thanks, don't know why I couldnt find that! ...

Thanks, don't know why I couldnt find that!

Hmmmmmmm if I recall correctly, the Raymarine full function chart plotters like the sweet new E series also uses Navionics charts. Does that mean that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-30-2008
Replies: 53
Views: 5,708
Posted By Tspringer
Anyone have experience with the image stabilized...

Anyone have experience with the image stabilized Fujinons? I am considering a purchase.


Terry
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-30-2008
Replies: 77
Views: 9,426
Posted By Tspringer
For the Lowrance H2Oc unit, if you want all the...

For the Lowrance H2Oc unit, if you want all the marine charts to cover the entire US and the Caribbean it would appear that this would give the US:
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-29-2008
Replies: 77
Views: 9,426
Posted By Tspringer
Good advice on calling Garmin tech, will do that...

Good advice on calling Garmin tech, will do that Monday.

What I am looking for is a good short term primary GPS/Plotter that is portable, easy to use, expandable to incorporate depth and other...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-28-2008
Replies: 77
Views: 9,426
Posted By Tspringer
Are there ANY of the portable units that give...

Are there ANY of the portable units that give good coverage of the US east coast and caribbean without having to spend $1000+ just on additional chart cards?

From what I can tell, ALL of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-28-2008
Replies: 77
Views: 9,426
Posted By Tspringer
I like the GPSmap 478 alot..... BUT: We...

I like the GPSmap 478 alot..... BUT:

We are looking to bring our boat back from the USVI to Savannah GA in late May. The GPSmap 478 comes with US coastal charts only. In order to have coverage...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-28-2008
Replies: 39
Views: 4,099
Posted By Tspringer
I am also struggling to decide which route to go....

I am also struggling to decide which route to go.

We hope to complete the purchase of an older boat in the USVI next week and will be down cruising for a week or so. In late May I will begin...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-28-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 724
Posted By Tspringer
Any Families Cruisin the VI ?

Hey!

My wife and I will be in St. John with our two kids (age 5 and 9) for a week of cruising between 4/4/08 and 4/10/08. We would love hook up with any other cruising families in the area. So, if...
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